Auto Accident

Who’s at Fault for Snowplow Collisions?

By WRSH on January 10, 2019 - Comments off

On January 8th, 2018, a snowplow driver in New Jersey struck two vehicles while operating a Department of Transportation vehicle. This would have been bad enough, but when finally stopped by police and tested, he had a blood alcohol content level nine times higher than the legal limit! The driver had multiple DUI arrests on his record, yet was still allowed to get behind the wheel of a massive truck and drive on public streets.

While collisions with snowplows are thankfully rare in New York, when they do happen, the destruction they can cause is immense. Read the rest »

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The High Cost of NYC Taxi Crashes

By WRSH on October 10, 2018 - Comments off

Cabs are a part of living in New York, and while they have received stiff competition from Uber and Lyft, they continue to be a hallmark of our city. Unfortunately, not all taxi drivers are equal, and serious collisions can occur when a driver behaves recklessly or tries to place profit above passenger safety. Read the rest »

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Driver Risks in New York Construction Zones

By WRSH on June 15, 2018 - Comments off

Driving in New York, whether you’re in the city or out on the highways, means encountering construction areas—it’s just a part of life. Now that summer is here, construction will also heat up in the City. However, these construction zones present very real dangers: not only for construction workers, but also for drivers passing through the area. Read the rest »

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When Weather Makes You Put Down the Car Keys

By WRSH on November 8, 2017 - Comments off

While a little drizzle might not be enough to keep you off the city streets, there are some weather conditions so severe that you should just stay in for the night. Read the rest »

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2016 Motor Vehicle Deaths Highest in Nine Years

By WRSH on July 6, 2017 - Comments off

For many years, the number of annual deaths due to vehicle crashes was on the decline.

For the last two years, however, those numbers have started going up, and thousands of people are dying in avoidable accidents across the United States. New York is not free of dangers, and there is a very real concern for drivers and pedestrians across the city. Read the rest »

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Three Things to Remember for Safer Driving

By WRSH on July 3, 2017 - Comments off

Nearly 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. Many of these deaths, if not all of them, were avoidable. Driving in New York is dangerous, thanks to busy streets and distractions. With care, however, you can keep yourself and your loved ones out of harm’s way. Remember these few important things when getting behind the wheel. Read the rest »

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How the Road to Zero Aims to End Traffic Fatalities

By WRSH on June 8, 2017 - Comments off

The Road to Zero initiative is a program spearheaded by several different safety and traffic organizations with a single goal: to end traffic fatalities in the next 30 years. While this may seem like a lofty goal, these groups believe they have a plan that can guide them toward that end and save countless lives. Read the rest »

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Important Things You Should NOT Do After a Car Accident

By WRSH on February 3, 2017 - Comments off

Car accidents can be frightening and stressful situations. They usually come out of nowhere and can leave you panicked and dazed without a sense of what to do or where to turn. It is important to know what to do, and what not to do, after an accident ahead of time, so that if you do find yourself in an accident in New York, you will be ready and act appropriately. Read the rest »

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Driving Safely This Holiday Season

By WRSH on December 14, 2016 - Comments off

Driving in New York around the holidays can be a treacherous proposition. Not only are the roads often icy and slushy, but other drivers can be more likely to make mistakes and lose focus due to long hours of shopping or work. Slowing down, being mindful of other people, and driving defensively can help protect you from the mistakes of other drivers and also make sure you do not commit lapses of judgment of your own. Read the rest »

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Are You Safer in an Uber or Taxi in New York City?

By WRSH on December 2, 2016 - Comments off

In the past several years, ridesharing phone apps like Uber have exploded onto the scene and dominated the rides-on-demand market that was once monopolized by New York City cab drivers. Now, a driver without a taxi license can sign up to become a driver with the app, register his vehicle in the system, and start picking up riders. While the apps provide an easier mechanism for both hailing and paying for a ride, the company has come under fire recently for dodging liability in dangerous New York Uber accidents that result in injuries to passengers and drivers.

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